I sometimes feel even annoyed by a single-hearted person who is too complacent with his or her optimistic view of the world. Limiting imagination to a single perspective alone upsets me, even if it is someone else’s imagination.
George W. Bush might be a case in point. Here is his response to then-Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar one month before the Iraq War in 2003 (The New York Review of Books. November 8, 2007. p. 60).
Aznar: The only thing that worries me about you is your optimism.
Bush: I am an optimist, because I believe that I’m right. I’m at peace with myself.
An interesting view. However, I’d like to be at peace with reality, not just with myself.